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How can I enhance the privacy and security of my invite-only event?
How can I enhance the privacy and security of my invite-only event?

Precautions you can take to limit accessibility to your event and prevent uninvited guests from RSVPing

Updated over a week ago

RSVPify event hosts can ensure their events are safe and secure by using three of our core features: (1) invite-only guest management, (2) password-protection and (3) day-of check-in. Each is described briefly below.

Invite-only Guest Management

Creating a private invite-only event limits the accessibility of your event to only those people listed on your invite list. To ensure your event is private to only the guests you plan to invite, change your event settings to be “invite-only.”

Once your event is set to “invite-only,” upload your invitation list. More on how to import your guest list here. Making your event invite-only limits accessibility to your event to only those people listed on your invite list. When you import your list, you can

assign how many additional guests (+1s) each invitee can bring, tag the invitees you want to attend your secondary events, send emails to some invitees from the list and not others, etc.

Lastly, for additional security, head to Invite Settings to update a few default event settings. You can prevent invitees from editing preset names in the invite list. This essentially makes an invite non-transferrable. More on that here.

We also recommend that hosts match RSVPs by name and email as it provides the highest level of scrutiny and security. Requirements for looking up guests are editable by the event host. You can choose to match RSVPs to your invite list by name (or partial name), email (or partial email), or both name and email (or partial name and email). You can also disable the “partial match” option to require guests to enter their names exactly as you have listed them on your invite list. See more on editing lookup block requirements here.

Note that RSVPify requires each RSVP submission to include an email address, even if you are matching someone’s invitation by name. The system requires an email address so that it can send a confirmation email that contains all the details of the registration. This is a setting that cannot be changed by the event host. However, if you decide to send email invitations through RSVPify’s Email Suite, you can include the RSVP Button to bypass the “Lookup Block” - which would essentially let a guest skip the step where they are prompted to include their email. To learn more about this, see our Lookup Block guide here.


There are two ways event hosts can add passwords to increase security. First, you can password protect your event to avoid uninvited guests from accessing the details of your event and your RSVP form. Prior to entering your event's website, each person who clicks on the URL will have to fill in this event password.

Alternatively, event hosts can require attendees to enter a unique password. Read more about how to automatically generate or manually set-up passwords for guests here. Please note - the ability to assign unique party passcodes is a feature limited to RSVPify's Premium tiers.

Day-Of Check-In

Many who come to RSVPify to host professional events leverage our Check-in Suite for day-of event security. Hosts can check guests in and out of events using their name, a QR code, or their confirmation number. Learn more here:

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